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September 16th, 1999

[8:45 AM] VST Ships FireWire 250MB Zip And Full Height Hard Drives

The good people at VST have announced that they are shipping their full line of full-height hard drives as well as their 250MB Zip FireWire drives. VST offers two lines of FireWire hard drives, with the full-height models designed to be high-performance and less expensive. The new Zip drive offers Blue & White and G4 owners full use of the popular Zip line without having to add a SCSI card. According to VST:

VST Technologies, Inc. today announced the shipment of the full-height, high-performance FireWire(R) Hard Drives and a 250MB full-height FireWire Zip Drive. Along with these FireWire shipments comes a $100 price reduction on the 14 and 22 Gigabytes (GB) Hard Drives.

The affordable full-height FireWire Hard Drives are designed for high-end video editing, audio and multi-media applications. These drives are now available in 14 and 22 GB capacities and feature hot plug/unplug at blazing transfer speeds up to 15 MB/sec. This unparalleled combination provides seamless storage performance for any FireWire-equipped computer. Users can simply cable the drive and the computer together and the volume mounts automatically, making the unit ready for high-speed file transfers.

The 250MB FireWire Zip Drive offers Apple Power Macintosh(R) G3 and G4 users hot-plug/unplug capability in high performance removable-media storage technology regardless of platform. As with the Hard Drives, the volume mounts automatically, ready for high-speed file transfers. In January, Apple began shipping FireWire (IEEE 1394) as a key built-in feature to every Power Macintosh G3 series professional desktop computer. VST's new FireWire Zip Drives are the industry's first 1394 compliant removable media drive to take full advantage of Apples new FireWire capable CPU's. Additionally, the drive is FireWire cable bus powered, and does not require an external power supply.

You can find more information on the 250MB FireWire Zip drive and the new line of full-height FireWire hard drives at the company's web site. 250MB FireWire Zip Drive is priced at US$349.95. The 14GB FireWire Hard Drive is priced at US$599.95. The 22GB FireWire Hard Drive is priced at US$699.95.

The Mac Observer Spin: These products are attractive and VST is known for their quality. It's good to have new FireWire options available as momentum has been slower to build for FireWire than it was for USB.

VST Technologies



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